VTech's infoPhone Brings the Internet to Your Landline

If you're the sort of gadget buff that needs every item in your household to connect to the Internet, then this phone's for you. The ip8300 infoPhone works like your typical cordless phone, except that it comes with a base station that sports an Ethernet jack. So the phone can hop onto your home network and let you access the Internet. The handset has a color LCD from which you can read e-mail, instant message, and check up on your feeds. I can see people wanting Web access from their mobile phone, but I personally wouldn't wanna browse the Net from my landline phone when my computer is in the same room. Nevertheless, the infoPhone will make its debut next month at CES and will be out by March for $129.

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